By now, it’s pretty clear that Lena Dunham is utterly out of touch with any form of reality, least of all ones pertaining to the causes she “champions,” chiefly feminism. Though Dunham’s brand of self-loathing, self-pitying, “help me I’m from New York and so neurotic” shtick was briefly amusing to the masses when Hannah Horvath on Girls first emerged, her latest misguided comment, of which there are many, might just throw her over the edge and hopefully make her women’s rag, Lenny Letter, shut down altogether.
That comment, in case you haven’t yet heard, is this: “I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.” Said on a podcast called Women of the Hour, for an episode entitled “Choice,” Dunham, once again elucidates a unique ability to be all about herself, and which interests can promote her own motives–those motives being to parade around under the guise of feminism when, in actuality, the only thing she has ever known is the privilege of being treated like a man, a courtesy that comes naturally when you happen to be from a moneyed family. And while no one should begrudge a person of the circumstances they were born into, it feels as though Dunham is doing her best to make her wealth stand out as the primary source for why she’s so completely deranged.
The worst part is, she never seems to realize her wrongdoings until she’s publicly called out for them in the media. Which she, of course, was almost immediately after the sound bite was picked up on Tuesday, when the podcast (once again, something “put on” by Dunham) was aired. To placate factions from both sides of the abortion line, Dunham Instagrammed the apology, “My words were spoken from a sort of ‘delusional girl’; persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance (that’s what my TV show is too) and it didn’t translate. That’s my fault. I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy. My only goal is to increase awareness and decrease stigma.”
Or her only goal is to increase awareness of herself and decrease stigma against herself (and maybe one-up Girls co-star and friend Jemima Kirke’s abortion story). Everything about her is for the self. And constantly letting Dunham off the hook for her egregious stances also permit her to give voice to other celebrities who have no idea what the fuck they’re talking about. So please, give an abortion to Dunham’s career in fast feminism.